Cover pageGeorg Philipp Telemann (1681–1767)
Twelve Fantasias for Violoncello solo

Arrangement of the Fantasias for Viola da Gamba solo TWV 40:26–37

Preface Reviews [in German version] Sample page CDs [in German version] 2nd sample page Errata / Addenda Deutsche Version

Editor: Christoph Habicht, publication date: 2021-04, source: Druck Hamburg 1735

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G378Georg Philipp Telemann, Twelve Fantasias for Violoncello solo, Arrangement of the Fantasias for Viola da Gamba solo TWV 40:26–37, Vc, edition and facsimile, 40 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-378-019.80 €


Dear cellists,
in 2016, after a slumber of almost 300 years, Telemann's Fantasias for Viola da Gamba solo G281 were published by us, and by now most viola da gamba players in the world should know these unique compositions. So it was inevitable that we would be asked again and again for a version for violoncello, even though it was clear that the pieces were written for the six-string viola da gamba in third-fourth tuning. - We are therefore very pleased that the cellist Christoph Habicht has nevertheless succeeded in creating an arrangement for his instrument. It is obvious after what has been said above, that this was not possible without cuts and modifications, but see or hear for yourself, the fantasies have remained the same in spite of everything. In order for you to understand the decisions of the editor, the complete facsimile of the original print is also included in this edition.

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